Unprecedented performance of "Activating Memory" by the Paramusical Ensemble at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN), London, on 17 July 2015.
"Activating Memory" is a composition for 8 performers: a string quartet and BCMI quartet. BCMI stands for Brain-Computer Music Interfacing. A BCMI system consists of a brain cap furnished with electrodes, which read electrical information from the brain. This electrical information is used to control a generative music system.
In this performance, four severely motor-impaired patients at RHN use groundbreaking BCMI technology developed at Plymouth University's ICCMR (cmr.soc.plymouth.ac.uk) to generate musical scores in real-time for the string quartet to play on the fly.